Discover the top 2 islands offering the best sailing vacation

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This summer have a safe vacation against Covid-19.  Take advantage of the safety and isolation sailing holidays offer. Enjoy a worry-free vacation, exploring some of the most re-known Cycladic islands, a real lifetime experience.  Sailing is the best choice for vacation with your family and/or friends. All you need to do is choose the yacht type to accommodate your needs, and decide which islands you wish to explore.  The choice is unlimited. To make the most of your sailing experience you need at least 7 days, of course the more the better.

Visit the most popular islands in the Aegean yet, escape the crowds and noise, enjoy the most beautiful and serene places they each offer. Mykonos and Santorini are mostly recommended, with their unique traditions and culture and the variety of activities that cater for all ages and likes.

Mykonos’ best places to sail

Mykonos is the most famous of all the Cycladic islands, the “party island” with its great beaches, Cycladic architecture and windmills.  Mykonos has something for everyone. However, take advantage of being on a yacht and sail around the island. Visit as many beaches as you wish, Ornos, Paradise, and Elia. On Paradise Beach, there are facilities, umbrellas, sunbeds, showers, and the best beach bars and clubs where you can party from midday till dawn.  Enjoy swimming at most beautiful remote, secluded bays on the eastern end of the island reached only by sea.  Have your meal or drinks at one of the local taverns or bars. Finish your day at Psarou beach where you can dine at famous restaurants and meet celebrities from round the world

While in Mykonos sail to nearby islands

Make it a day trip to Dragonisi where you can swim or go snorkeling, it’s the natural habitat of monachus-monachus, experienced divers can swim in the “seal cave” and admire the yellow sea anemone, as well. Visit Delos the sacred place of Apollo and while there Rhenia is also worth a visit, a protected archeological site.

Sailing round to Santorini

Set sail for Santorini, the most picturesque Cycladic island with its white-washed houses, domed roof-tops perched on the cliff overlooking the volcano. Taking a swim in the Sulfur Springs of the volcano is a must. Explore the volcanic islets around it, and unique volcanic landscapes. Visit Nea Kameni and hike up to the crater of the active volcano and to Palea Kameni, where you can relax in naturally-heated pools.

Santorini’s spectacular coastline is best appreciated by sea, since it is full of hidden coves and snorkeling spots that can only be reached by boat. Later in the afternoon after sunbathing and swimming, sail to  Oia, where you can dine and wine Santorini’s best wine as the sun sets into the Aegean.

The Red Beach is the most famous beach on the southern side of Santorini, not far from the significant archaeological site of Akrotiri which you should visit first to admire the excavations. Then go down to the Red Beach just to admire its unique  sight, surrounded by steep red hills, huge volcanic rocks  in the sea, pebbles and sand of all shades of  red, along the beach against the dark blue waters. A natural wonder created by the volcano.

From there you can sail to the White Beach, which is another remarkable beach, and explore the small caves for exclusive dives. Don’t miss out on the stunning landscape and the natural beauty it offers. The White beach is the cove next to the Red beach, near Akrotiri.  Although it is very similar to the Red beach, it has black pebbles on the shore and the surrounding cliffs are white.

With the assistance of your travel agent you can create your own itinerary, the best places to visit and best routes to follow.  Since you don’t really have to spend your whole vacation at sea, remember to have some time to spend on the islands to visit top sites, enjoy traditional cuisine and meet the locals, known for their hospitality. .

Going on a sailing vacation you have the luxury to plan your itinerary and discover the islands’ most amazing spots that cannot be reached by other means.  Click here to find the best deals on exclusively Yacht Charter services in Greek Islands

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